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4 Fat-Burning Smoothie Recipes Doctors Swear By To Shrink Your Waistline Over 50

December 7, 2019 by Debbie Wolfe
shefinds | Food

Most doctors discourage getting your calories from liquids, especially if you are over 50.  Instead, a healthier option is to eat a well-balanced meal. However, smoothies are a great alternative if you are sick of salads and lean proteins. Not every smoothie will help you lose weight—it depends on what you put in it. Try these fat-burning smoothie recipes that will help shrink your waistline.

Avocado grapefruit smoothie

Fat Burning Smoothie

This smoothie is so effective and healthy, it’s literally called “fat-burning”. The ingredients in this smoothie are paired together to help boost your metabolism and burn fat. It features metabolism-boosting ingredients such as green tea, cayenne pepper, and avocado and high fiber fruits and veggies to keep you full for hours.

You’ll Need

  • Spinach
  • Mint leaves
  • Celery
  • Green tea
  • Grapefruit
  • Pineapple chunks
  • Avocado
  • Cayenne pepper

Red grapefruit and pineapple smoothie.

Red Grapefruit & Pineapple Slim Down Smoothie

This smoothie is delicious and packed full of vitamins and nutrients. Both grapefruit and pineapple have fat-burning and metabolism-boosting properties, so it’s the perfect smoothie to have when trying to drop pounds.

You’ll Need:

  • Orange Juice
  • Red Grapefruit
  • Frozen Pineapple
  • Frozen Strawberries
  • Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • Handful of Ice

Green tea and blueberry smoothie

Metabolism Boosting Smoothie

This smoothie uses the metabolism-boosting power of green tea to help blast fat from your waistline. Green tea is a nutritional powerhouse. It has flavonoids and antioxidants that help battle chronic diseases. This smoothie also uses oats to help keep you full and fruit to satiate your sweet tooth.

You’ll Need:

  • Green tea
  • Low-fat Greek yogurt
  • Quick oats
  • Banana
  • Mixed berries

Avocado smoothie

Protein-Rich Avocado Chia Smoothie

This smoothie is a triple threat of healthy fats, plant protein, and fiber and it is vegan-friendly. The chia seeds and avocados are a great source of healthy, anti-inflammatory fat. Drink this smoothie after a workout for post-exercise muscle repair.

You’ll Need:

  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Banana
  • Avocado
  • Plant-based protein powder
  • Chia seeds
  • Maca
  • Cinnamon
  • Unsweetened coconut shreds

 

Author:

Debbie Wolfe is a home and lifestyle writer based in the metro Atlanta area. She covers a variety of topics including parenting, travel, DIY and shopping.

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